AMD lands deal with Samsung, will bring AMD's RDNA graphics to smartphones

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AMD and Samsung on Monday announced a multi-year strategic partnership in which Samsung will license AMD graphics IP for use in mobile applications including smartphones.

The partnership will specifically see AMD lend its recently announced RDNA graphics architecture to the South Korean tech giant. The RDNA architecture is expected to deliver improved performance, power and memory efficiency in a smaller package – ideal for the tight confines of mobile devices.

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su said adoption of their Radeon graphics technologies across the PC, game console, cloud and HPC markets has grown significantly and they are thrilled to now partner with industry leader Samsung to accelerate graphics innovation in the mobile market.

Indeed, AMD has branched out in recent years and found success outside of the PC gaming market with its semi-custom strategy. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles feature custom AMD processors and Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud-based gaming platform is also said to be powered by AMD graphics.

Inyup Kang, president of Samsung Electronics’ S.LSI Business, said their partnership with AMD will allow them to bring groundbreaking graphics products and solutions to market for tomorrow’s mobile applications.

Financial details of the partnership aren’t being made public just yet (more details are expected in AMD’s second quarter earnings report) although the company did say it expects to receive “hundreds of millions of dollars over the lifetime of the agreement.”

Image credit: Tom's Hardware, Samsung Galaxy s10 by megaflopp

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So Radeon is good enough for Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Google and now Samsung but its not good enough for most gamers?.....
I don't think it's a matter of performance but rather value for money. During the bitcoin craze, AMD's graphics card were hard to come by and they were insanely expensive. Vega 56 hovered 800 dollars while GTX 1070 ti was around 600 dollars.

With bitcoin mining more or less dead, I purchased a brand new Vega 56 for 350 dollars including two games. It's a powerful card. Cool and quiet as well.
 
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Adi6293

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I don't think it's a matter of performance but rather value for money. During the bitcoin craze, AMD's graphics card were hard to come by and they were insanely expensive. Vega 56 hovered 800 dollars while GTX 1070 ti was around 600 dollars.

With bitcoin mining more or less dead, I purchased a brand new Vega 56 for 350 dollars including two games. It's a powerful card. Cool and quiet as well.
I got brand new Sapphire RX Vega 64 Nitro for £399 with 3 games on Black Friday I liked it but it wasn't cutting it for 4K so I got Radeon VII in March with 3 games, Vega is kept as a spare card now so I definitely dont mind AMD's cards
 

ForgottenLegion

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So Radeon is good enough for Microsoft, Sony, Apple, Google and now Samsung but its not good enough for most gamers?.....
If they could compete in the top end I'd happily go AMD.
Unfortunately they still don't have an answer for the 1080 Ti.

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